Chickenpox Vaccination

Chickenpox is a common childhood infection. Usually, it’s mild and complications are rare. However, it can be more severe in adults and some people have a higher chance of developing serious complications from chickenpox so a vaccination may be appropriate.

 

Book a Chickenpox Vaccination

By booking an appointment with a REMEDI HEALTH clinician we can ensure that we can advise appropriately and prescribe safely for you or your child for optimum protection.

To book this service, please click the button below and choose a date and time that suits you.

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Your appointment will be with a highly trained clinician in one of our private consultation rooms at our clinic in Winchester. We will advise you to ensure that you only receive treatment that is appropriate so you are protected and safe.

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We operate within a registered private pharmacy which means that we can discuss and provide any required treatments, tests or referrals as appropriate. You can also be assured that we work within a strict governance framework.

About this appointment

During your appointment our trained clinician will discuss health history and any factors which may affect the use of a chickenpox vaccine. This will ensure that any vaccine provided is safe.

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About Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a very contagious infection that causes an itchy, spotty rash anywhere on the body. It is common and mostly affects children, but you can get it at any age. 

Chickenpox happens in 3 stages. But new spots can appear while others are becoming blisters or forming a scab.

Stage 1: small spots appear which can:

  • be anywhere on the body, including inside the mouth and around the genitals, which can be painful
  • spread or stay in a small area
  • be red, pink, darker or the same colour as surrounding skin, depending on your skin tone
  • be harder to see on brown and black skin

Stage 2: the spots fill with fluid and become blisters. The blisters are very itchy and may burst.

Stage 3: the spots form a scab. Some scabs are flaky while others leak fluid.

Before or after the rash appears, you might also get:

  • a high temperature
  • aches and pains, and generally feeling unwell
  • loss of appetite

Chickenpox is very itchy and can make children feel miserable, even if they do not have many spots.

The chickenpox spots look the same on children and adults. But adults usually have a high temperature for longer and more spots than children.

It’s possible to get chickenpox more than once, but it’s unusual.

About the Chickenpox Vaccine

Chickenpox vaccination is not routinely available on the NHS, but it’s recommended for adults and children in regular or close contact with someone who:

  • has a weakened immune system
  • is at risk of serious illness if they catch chickenpox

Vaccination protects the person at risk of catching chickenpox through close contact.

Who should not have the chickenpox jab?

People who should not have the chickenpox vaccine include:

  • anyone with a weakened immune system
  • anyone who has had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to a previous dose of the vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine 
  • pregnant women – if you have the chickenpox vaccine, try to avoid becoming pregnant within 1 month of the last dose
  • anyone who’s seriously unwell – they should delay having the vaccination until they recover

Can we help you?

Our team are standing by to help you with any questions or queries that you may have. We can advise you on the best test, product or service for your requirements.